This is your opportunity to rub shoulders with the who’s who of the writing world at this special event.

The Ashgrove Literature Festival is a three day community event focused on literature and creativity hosted by Ashgrove State School.

The festival will be a brilliant opportunity for the students of Ashgrove and invited guests to meet and speak with authors, attend specialist workshops and also produce and showcase their own creative skill. This year the school will welcome six published and successful authors who will give a fun and informative presentation to students.

The festival will also provide specialist poetry and digital narrative workshop sessions hosted by QUT’s Education Faculty. Each day will conclude with an outdoors program incorporating professional sports teams, musicians and artists, all providing opportunities for students to engage and interview the visitors and create written and digital responses.

Brisbane author Rebecca Sparrow

Brisbane author Rebecca Sparrow

During the festival the students will participate in competitions, work on a fanzine project as well as a collaborative artistic installation. The festival will also be available online for regional and remote schools to join the event.

There will be a number of supporting social and educational events for adults. During the festival week, Ashgrove State School will present a professional development session for teaching

staff and others in the region hosted by leading QUT academics. In May they will host an evening function with hugely popular authors Rebecca Sparrow and Frances Whiting and during the festival they will also present Matthew Condon for an “In Conversation” event, hosted by author and academic Dr. Kari Gislason.

The Ashgrove Literature Festival will run from 19 August to 21 August. For more information visit .